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Disabled Indiana woman on oxygen beats burglar with back scratcher

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A disabled Indiana woman attacked a burglar with a wooden back scratcher.

Patty Kearney and her husband were watching TV when they heard glass shatter in their back door. The intruder confronted the couple and demanded any guns they might have.

"I looked at him and said, do you have a gun?" Kearney said. "And he said, 'No,' and I don't know what happened. I snapped...I don't think he expected an overweight woman on oxygen to attack him -- I really don't."

Kearney attacked him with the wooden back scratcher and then picked up a wrench.

"When he said, 'I don't have a gun,' I went like this and BAM! BAM!" she said, reenacting the incident with the back scratcher. "And I BAM'd all the way to where I saw the wrench and I picked the wrench up, which is this little baby. And I went out this back door and I BAM'd four times until he got right to the old back door and he ran out."

The crook ran away.

Police are still looking for the burglar, but say he didn't take anything from the victims' home.

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